So well written and thought provoking. I love all his books, but this one is even more enjoyable because DFW narrates it!
I'm excited...Can't wait to try some of these apps to optimize my time and my life!! I know this is the kind of book I'll re-read a few times.
LOVED this performance!!!!! I've read this book twice before and thought it was 'meh'.... But I decided to give it another try on Audible... Spectacular!!!
I'm sure I will listen again. Captain Montalvan's story conveys the very real loss of his dream--and of his physical limitations resulting from his tours of duty. But the story goes on to tell of his struggles to heal spiritually and psychologically with the help of Tuesday, who can only be described as a canine angel. I found the story riveting as Montalvan reveals his own slightly obsessive nature about his desire to serve his country and lead his men. He is equally forthright in conveying his struggles and the depth of his depression after returning home, but all the sadness of his story is balanced when Tuesday enters his life. Just as Montalvan intuitively 'knew' his role in the military, he also knew that Tuesday was his dog--and she is exactly that.
I always prefer that the author read his or her own book--and this was no exception. Montalvan reads the story like no else could.
I rarely write to an author after reading his/ her book, but this was one time I did exactly that. I wanted to let Captain Montalvan know how much his story impacted me and to thank him for sharing it. And to my surprise, he wrote back the very next day! Truly an amazing man!! I would give his memoir my highest recommendation!
Even though this is the abridged version , it does a good job of following the the book.
Interesting story and well told by the author an the narrator! I had trouble putting it down.
Creative, funny in a dry, and at times, even sardonic style that is so like Auslander. I enjoyed this book, but not quite as much as Foreskin's Lament.
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